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Monday, 16 March 2015
FCE : USE OF ENGLISH PART 2
For questions 9-16, read the text below and think of the word which best fits each
gap. Use only one word in each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).
In the exam, write your answers IN CAPITAL LETTERS on the separate
Which is better for reading ebooks: Kindle or iPad? Which overall reading experience is better? How do the experiences compare?
read Kindle books 9. ______ Kindle, iPod Touch, iPhone 4, Droid X and iPad. If
I'm going to sit down and read for a long stretch, I definitely prefer
the Kindle (I was a beta user of the original Kindle and have the
latest). The iPad is too heavy to read comfortably. I've never
used the Kindle DX but have heard the same complaints 10. ________ that device.
The Kindle 2 or 3 is the ideal size. can be held with one hand
comfortably. Easy on the eyes. Very readable in direct sunlight. Reading
on iPad (or any other back lit device) is better in low light. I use if
often before going to bed with the lights off so that the light doesn't
bother my wife. That's 11. ______ most about 30 minutes of reading before I
start dozing off. At night, I'm more 12. _______ to read on the smaller iPod
Touch than the iPad. At $139 for the WiFi version of the new Kindle, I'd recommend it highly, even
if you have an iPad. I would never buy books on iBooks if I can get it
on Kindle. It works across all of my devices and Whisper Sync lets me
pick up where I left off on any of my devices. Most people will have a
Smart Phone and I'm sure Kindle will have an app for every major phone
platform as well 13. ________ PC and Mac. Not sure if iBooks will keep up. My
entire library going forward will be on the cloud and can be accessed
using 14. ______ of device I own. That's pretty compelling and will keep me going
back to Amazon, even if I don't read all the time on a Kindle device. If
Apple ever comes15. _______ with a 5 or 7 inch iPad, it could be compelling as
a Kindle replacement. I don't really mind the backlight strain on my
eyes. What I have a problem with is the size/weight of the 10" iPad
compared 16. _______ the much slimmer and lighter Kindle